EBB final event - “Symposium on Biobanking and Marine Diversity”

The European Blue Biobank (EBB) project is coming to an end. As the final event of the project, a virtual symposium will be held on March 23rd (09:30-12:30 CET) on Biobanking and Marine Diversity.


EBB partners have worked hard in the last three years to achieve the main aims of the project: to facilitate sustainable access to marine biodiversity, its associated data, and extractable products for local and international academia and industry users, and to incentivize biodiversity conservation in coastal ecosystems by promoting compliance with Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS)regulations derived from the Nagoya Protocol.

The symposium is aimed to present the main outputs (management tools) produced in the framework of EBB project during the last four years and initiate the spread of outcomes specially among EMBRC members, as well as other biobanks, culture collections and stakeholders.


The main results that will be presented are:

EBB TRACE database: a searchable catalogue of the full range of marine biological resources that could be provided by the EBB Biobank

EBB TRACK tool: instrument for the provision of macroorganisms in culture collections service supply and biobank management

'The EBB / EMBRC guide to ABS compliance. Recommendations to marine biological resources collections’ and users’ institutions'

The practical guide for users 'Seek, keep & transfer: A step-by-step guide to ABS compliance when utilizing marine genetic resources'

The training webinars on key aspects of ABS



The participation is free upon registration (link). The connection details will be sent with the confirmation of the registration. The complete agenda is attached below and more information will be available in EBB website.